Now he gets it from both sides!
Progressive Democrats blasted Mayor Eric Adams on Friday over his plan to house migrants in a tent city in the Bronx — as opposition to his handling of the crisis spread beyond Republican and conservative critics.
At a rally outside City Hall, City Councilman Carmen De LaRosa (D-Manhattan) used Adams’ previous crackdown on run-down, makeshift homeless encampments to claim hypocrisy in his tent city plan.
“Didn’t that mayor go around tearing down the tents of people who escaped the shelter in the first place?” she asked.
De La Rosa also referenced a Politico report on how a contractor hired to build the tent city had previously received $200 million from former President Trump’s administration.
“So these people’s tents aren’t good enough, but we’re building our own with a company that built the wall?” the left-most pole continued.
Councilor Lincoln Restler (D-Brooklyn) accused Adams of violating a 1981 court-ordered agreement guaranteeing homeless people the right to lodging in New York City.
“A tent city in a flood-prone parking lot, far from mass transit, is an inhuman way of treating, serving and supporting New Yorkers who desperately need our help,” he said.
“That’s the wrong approach.”
Councilor Shahana Hanif (D-Brooklyn) also accused Adams of “exploiting this crisis to claim he doesn’t have to obey the law.”
“We know he’s wrong. There is space and beds to keep everyone safe and decent in the city,” she said.
“The mayor is not above the law and must abide by the right to housing.”
Adams had previously come under fire from Republicans and Conservatives for failing to urge President Biden to solve the city’s problem by halting the ongoing flow of migrants across the southern border.
About 15,500 migrants have arrived in the Big Apple since May, according to City Hall, and Adams has predicted that number could reach 75,000.
Adams last week announced plans for the tent city in the Orchard Beach parking lot, where migrants will be treated before they enter the city’s shelter system, which the mayor said is near its “breaking point.”
City Hall is also contracting to set up a similar processing center on a cruise ship to be docked at Staten Island’s homeport and may lease a second ship for the same purpose, a source familiar with the matter told the Post on Friday.
https://nypost.com/2022/09/30/progressive-democrats-hit-adams-on-tent-city-for-migrants/ Progressive Democrats slammed Adams on migrant tent city